What Is Osseous?


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chaitanya rao Profile
chaitanya rao answered
Osseous tissue :

Osseous tissue, or bone tissue is the major structural and supportive connective tissue of the body. Osseous tissue forms the bones that make up the skeletal system. The bone tissue is a mineralized connective tissue. Bone-forming cells called osteoblasts deposit a matrix of collagen, but they also release calcium, magnesium, and phosphate ions, which chemically combine and harden within the matrix into the mineral hydroxyapatite. The combination of hard mineral and flexible collagen makes bone harder than cartilage without being brittle. The microscopic structure of mammalian bone consists of repeating units called Haversian systems. Each system has concentric layers of mineralized matrix, which are deposited around a central canal containing blood vessels and nerves that service the bone.

Bone tissue is different from bones themselves - bones are organs made up of bone tissue as well as marrow, blood vessels, epithelium and nerves, while bone tissue refers specifically to the mineral matrix that form the rigid sections of the organ.

Osseous tissue performs numerous functions including:

Support for muscles, organs, and soft tissues.
Leverage and movement.
Protection of vital organs. e.g. the heart
Calcium phosphate storage.

Hemopoiesis - formation of blood cells.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
Osseous is basically a bone that is an inflexible organ. It basically forms the part of the endoskeleton of vertebrates. The main function of the bone is to move, support, and protect the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals. There are different types of tissues that are found in bones they are marrow, the periosteum, nerves, blood vessels and cartilage. One of the types of tissues that build up the bones is the mineralized osseous tissue, also known as the bone tissue, which in turn gives the bones their inflexibility and honeycomb-like three-dimensional internal arrangement.

The five main functions of bones are; protection, shape, blood protection, mineral storage and movement.

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